9 signs that you suffer from stress, tension and anxiety (and are not aware of it)
Although experts are constantly talking about it, many people are still unaware of the fact that stress is one of the main causes of diseases and health problems.
It is an extremely dangerous thing, especially when it is manifested by vague symptoms that are difficult to identify. And yet, remember that it is very important to find a way to be calm because it is the first step to prevent various health problems.
These are the most common signs that you are suffering from excess stress:
If your sleeping patterns have changed drastically, or you can't sleep or sleep too much, you need to make a change in your lifestyle, you are probably suffering from excess stress.
You are probably too stressed and your body is trying to find the best way to deal with the situation. And yet, you need to find the root of the problem, if you suffer from nightmares, if you think too much before you fall asleep, etc.
In case of stress, sleeping is the first thing that is affected. Try relaxation techniques such as yoga, exercise, proper nutrition, meditation, etc.
According to Dr. Carolyn Jakes, the founder and medical director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, "Usually people lose about 100 hairs a day. Most people don't notice".
"Sometimes, excessive stress of any kind causes a change in the physical functions of the body, and causes a much greater loss of hair".
"Then three-four months later, sometimes a little more, the change is big, and it can cause panic in people. The events that interfere with the normal hair cycle can be the result of physical and mental stress on the body".
If stress affects the level of hormones, you may experience mood changes, when the changes are drastic and extreme. Stress can lead to anxiety, addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental problems. So it's important to talk to someone or do something about it to avoid further complications.
Stress can lead to involuntary weight gain and loss, as well as slow down the metabolism, causing weight gain, as well as loss of appetite and weight loss.
People usually ignore pain, but this is a big mistake, as it may indicate serious health problems. Stress can cause the body to begin to break down, causing chest pains, stomach problems, diarrhea, tense muscles, and heart rhythm disturbances.
In this case, the headaches will be stronger, the arthritis will hurt more, and the whole body will start to ache.
Inability to sit still
If you suffer from excessive stress, you will be restless, irritable, and generally uncomfortable. You need to address the problem, deal with the fears and thoughts, and find a solution that will calm you down. Never ignore the problem, as it will only grow bigger and bigger.
Think non-stop about your work
If you keep thinking about work, money, obligations, it means that you are under a lot of stress. Until you detach from the problem, you will not be able to solve it.
Worrying will only complicate things more and more, and cause physical and mental problems. Find time to enjoy the moment, stop looking at your phone every second, or check when your next meeting is. Relax, and spend time with your nearest and dearest.
Lower sex drive
The libido is also affected by stress, so the higher the stress level, the lower the libido. Stress causes exhaustion and an inability to experience intimacy.
Try relaxation techniques because your sex and love life will be affected by excess stress. Moreover, try to talk about it with your spouse.
Impatience with others
If you have become impatient, angry, and irritable, even towards friends and family, you may be fed up with everything you are going through. You need to slow down and manage stress, as it affects your daily life in a very bad way.